Vietnam ranks 101st out of 193 countries in term of ability to ensure cybersecurity

According to the Telecommunications Department, the percentage of Internet users in Vietnam has reached 53% of the total population. Based on the ITU report on the ranking of Global Cybersecurity Index, Vietnam ranks 101st out of 193 member countries in term of ability to ensure network security.

Vietnam ranks 101st out of 193 countries in term of ability to ensure cybersecurity

On November 2nd, 2017, there was a Seminar to share about Research initiatives on basic Information Technology and Internet Safety in Vietnam, included the participation of more than 60 guests, representatives of state agencies, schools and related social organizations.

According to the Telecommunications Department (Ministry of Information and Communications), the percentage of Internet users in Vietnam has reached 53% of the total population. Vietnam ranks 16th in the top 20 countries with the most number of Internet users in Asia and the age of Internet users is mostly young, accounting for more than 50% of total population. Only with the largest social media in the world - Facebook, in the ranking of countries with the most Facebook users, Vietnam is in the 7th position with the number of 64 million users per month. However, in terms of cybersecurity, based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report on the ranking of Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), Vietnam ranks 101st out of 193 member countries in term of ability to ensure network security.

In the early of 2017, the Digital citizenship and Internet Safety Day were organized in Hanoi with the aim of discussing about issues, policies and practices related to Internet safety use in Vietnam, then building a program to raise public awareness on Internet safety use.

As a continuation of this program, the seminar was held within a series of activities on Internet safety for the community, jointly conducted by Vietnet-ICT and the Center for Research on Management and Sustainable Development (MSD). The event was sponsored by the Department of Information Security - Ministry of Information & Communications and the Vietnam Internet Association.

In this seminar, a research report conducted by Vietnet-ICT and a group of experts on current digital citizen situation was shared, including skills and basic knowledge of Information Technology and digital security in Vietnam, ongoing initiatives related to the topic, and some findings involving in legal framework and policies. The delegates actively contributed ideas to the research team to complete the report.

Sharing about the research report, Ms. Nguyen Thu Hue, Director of Vietnet Information and Communication Center (Vietnet-ICT) said: "As a social organization works towards narrowing the digital gap in Vietnam, Vietnet -ICT coordinated the conducting of this research report with the desire to start process of raising public awareness about digital citizen, beginning from basic concept and practical initiatives, and then indentified gaps need to be completed by all sides".

The seminar continued to actively take place with discussion sessions of participants on general situation, initiatives and policies related to contents of the research. These contributions and opinions would become valuable source of reference materials for experts to complete the report in the coming time.

Cyber security is a hot issue which Vietnam has to face up with. According to the statistics of security firms, Vietnam is in the top of 10 countries affected by malware. A Seminar to share about Research initiatives on basic Information Technology and Internet Safety in Vietnam is expected to help Vietnam create a safe Internet environment for users.

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